W.A.S.P Announce 2017 UK and Ireland Tour of 'The Crimson Idol’
Blackie Lawless and co to celebrate the 25th anniversary of classic album in October
With this year marking 25 years since the release of 'The Crimson Idol' – W.A.S.P’s ambitious and critically-acclaimed fifth album – the band hit the UK and Ireland in October with the Reidolized Tour AND a re-recorded version of the album along with a 50 minute DVD film of the entire story.
The tour will see W.A.S.P perform The Crimson Idol in full – accompanied by the film – followed by a second set of hits. 02 pre-sale at selected venues starts now, with tickets on general sale from 9am on Wednesday 25th January.
12/10 - Hastings, White Rock Theatre
13/10 - Nottingham, Rock City
14/10 - Leeds, 02 Academy
15/10 - Newcastle, 02 Academy
16/10 - Glasgow, 02 ABC
18/10 - Belfast, Limelight
19/10 - Dublin, Academy
20/10 - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
21/10 - Manchester, 02 The Ritz
22/10 - Buckley, Tivoli
24/10 - Cardiff, Tramshed
25/10 - Bristol, 02 Academy
26/10 - Norwich, UEA
27/10 - London, 02 Forum Kentish Town
Released in 1992, The Crimson Idol was made over three years and, initially, was a Black Lawless solo album, to all intents and purposes. The album chronicled the rise to fame of a rock star named Jonathan who ultimately meets a tragic end.
The re-recorded version of The Crimson Idol comes hot on the heels of last album, Golgotha, about which Classic Rock commented that the band “retain a level of credibility that precious few of their metal peers ever even aspired to, let alone achieved".